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Revista de salud publica del Paraguay

versão On-line ISSN 2307-3349

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RODOLFO, Gauto; HECTOR, Castro  e  MIRTA, Mesquita. Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of invasive meningococcal infections at the Pediatric General Hospital "Niños de Acosta Ñú". January 2012 to July 2014. Rev. salud publica Parag. [online]. 2018, vol.8, n.1, pp.49-52. ISSN 2307-3349.  https://doi.org/10.18004/rspp.2018.junio.49-52.

Introduction:

Meningococcal disease is a significant health problem worldwide. Most patients with meningeal infections in developed countries survive, but there are a percentage of previously healthy patients who succumb to fulminating forms despite the advances of intensive care medicine.

Objective:

To describe the epidemiological characteristics and clinical manifestations of invasive Neisseria Meningitidis infections in pediatric patients admitted to a referral hospital.

Material and Method:

Observational, descriptive, retrospective study, series of cases.

Results:

Higher incidence was registered in children under 5 years, mainly in children under 2 years, the most common initial symptom was fever in 4 (50%) of the cases, the most frequent clinical presentation was Meningitis in 5 ( 62.5%), of the total number of patients, 5 (62.5%) entered a PICU and the mortality in this series is 12%.

Palavras-chave : Meningococcemia; Neisseria Meningitidis; Paraguay.

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